Police officer bitten by youth wanted on three warrants

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A Kingston Police officer required medical treatment after a wanted youth resisted arrest and bit the officer’s finger, causing injury.

At approximately 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, the officer was on patrol when he saw the accused youth, whom he’s arrested a few weeks prior, while on Joseph Street. According to a press release from Kingston Police, the officer was aware that the accused youth was again wanted, this time on three new warrants – one for breach of recognizance, and two for failing to attend court.

When approached, the accused youth immediately resisted arrest and attempted to flee the scene, jumping over a railing in a parking lot to a lower area, police said. When the officer pulled the accused youth back up to the parking lot, the youth tried to bite the officer’s arms. Unable to bite through the officer’s jacket, the accused youth opted to bite the officer’s finger instead, causing injury. The accused youth continued to resist arrest, and the officer was force to take him to the ground to execute the arrest.

The 17-year-old Kingston youth was charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer while attempting to resist arrest, and breach of probation.

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